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Honeywell reveals how Apple Watch could be even more important than iPhone for smarthome control

Honeywell reveals how Apple Watch could be even more important than iPhone for smarthome control

By 9 September 2014

One of the main functions of the Apple Watch third-party developers will be looking to exploit is its ability to control and interact with smart appliances and smarthome technology. Honeywell is certainly one of those already working with Apple to utilise... >>

Elgato Eve will help you have a healthy, happy home (hands-on)

Elgato Eve will help you have a healthy, happy home (hands-on)

By 8 September 2014

Elgato announced a number of new smarthome products during IFA 2014 that will use Apple's new HomeKit platform, which is expected to be announced in further detail soon. The Elgato Avea smart lighting system was one of the new products detailed, along... >>

Best of IFA 2014: The devices to get excited about

Best of IFA 2014: The devices to get excited about

By 8 September 2014

IFA 2014 is done and dusted for the year, seeing some big mobile launches, exciting TV developments and some great smart home advancements. We're pulling together those devices or gadgets that have us really excited. There has been a lot being launched,... >>

Exploring LG HomeChat: Is texting appliances the future?

Exploring LG HomeChat: Is texting appliances the future?

By 7 September 2014

LG announced a service during CES in January that allows you to text your appliances through the LINE messaging app and now we have seen it in action to give you our thoughts on it. LG HomeChat only works with the 2014 range of LG smart appliances,... >>

Panasonic Better Living shows how smart the future home could be

Panasonic Better Living shows how smart the future home could be

By 6 September 2014

Panasonic had all sorts of exciting products on its stand at this year's IFA but there was a section in the middle that was beyond cool, called Better Living. The enclosed section was set up in the style of an apartment featuring a kitchen, living room... >>

Withings Home keeps an eye on your house and its air quality (hands-on)

Withings Home keeps an eye on your house and its air quality (hands-on)

By 6 September 2014

Withings has clearly been busy in the run up to this year's IFA as not only did it launch a beautifully stylish activity tracker, but it also introduced a HD camera with environmental sensors and a real-wood finish at the show. The Withings Home is a... >>

Saeco GranBaristo Avanti: The app-controlled coffee maker that makes a perfect cup every time

Saeco GranBaristo Avanti: The app-controlled coffee maker that makes a perfect cup every time

By 6 September 2014

Amongst all the TVs, phones, tablets and other gadgets at IFA 2014 in Berlin, it might come as a surprise to learn that one of our favourite products we saw during the show is a coffee maker. However, the Saeco GranBaristo Avanti is no mere Nespresso... >>

Philips Hue Beyond hands-on: App-controlled lighting goes up a level

Philips Hue Beyond hands-on: App-controlled lighting goes up a level

By 4 September 2014

Philips' Hue lighting system has been phenomenally successful and has expanded greatly since the first app-controlled colour-changing bulbs were released. And the latest addition to the Hue family takes the concept on a stage or two further, with multiple... >>

Dyson 360 Eye: Robotic vacuum cleaner coming to the UK 2015

Dyson 360 Eye: Robotic vacuum cleaner coming to the UK 2015

By 4 September 2014

After years of speculation, Dyson has confirmed that it will be launching robotic vacuum cleaner. The new model, called the Dyson 360 Eye, will feature a 360 degree camera on top of the cleaner to see its environment rather than just rely on sensors alone.... >>

Elgato embraces Apple HomeKit with Avea smart lighting and Eve home monitoring

Elgato embraces Apple HomeKit with Avea smart lighting and Eve home monitoring

By 3 September 2014

Elgato has announced a couple of new smart home products that will embrace Apple's new HomeKit platform. The Elgato Avea smart lighting system will challenge the likes of Philips Hue, with its smart LED bulb. Compatible with iOS, the £39.99 Avea bulb... >>